The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
Choose an interesting incident or event from the author's life and perform it as a dramatic scene or comedic skit.
2. Movie Casting
Have students select a cast of actors and actresses for a film adaptation based on "Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968." Use photographs and/or drawings of the selected cast members to create a movie poster for the film.
3. Advice Column
Have students create a "Dear Abby" type letter in the voice of Kovály, or one of her...
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